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May 16, 2012
It Should Be Easy
November 28, 2011
Yesterday in the Wall Street Journal there was an article about “why companies aren’t getting the employees they need” written by Peter Cappelli. It summarized for me the reason we struggle with many of our job placements. Even with unemployment so high, companies are grousing that they can’t find skilled workers, and that filling a job can take months of hunting.
There are a variety of reasons why this phenomenon is occurring, but this article added a new reason to the list…..the employers themselves!
The Extra Mile
Harvey Mackay had an excellent article in Monday’s Fresno Bee. The topic was discipline. “Most people aim to do right; they just don’t have the wherewithal to finish the job. They are lacking discipline.”
As I read the article I reflected on a dinner conversation I had with a local businesswoman last week. She has been successful in her work, works tirelessly in the community and has children and grandchildren. And in spite of all of that she has a 12 handicap in golf.
Youer Than You!!
March 2 was Dr. Seuss’s birthday!! My daughter-in-law posted on Facebook the following: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
BennettFrost is in search of more medical candidates for our valued local clients. You can see our video announcement on Facebook.
And here’s a little something about the person behind the placements…
'Tis the Season
Well, I will admit I have not exactly been in the holiday spirit…until today!! I just came back from 2 ½ hours of duty at the Toys for Tots collection location at River Park. To see the joy people receive from giving and sharing was truly heartwarming… Parents bringing their children to make donations, people who looked like they could not afford to give, people who looked like they could give, young, old, all shapes and sizes. When those very handsome Marines stepped up and thanked them for their donation, a look of pure pleasure crossed their faces. It feels good to give!!
Older Workers Face Tougher Market
Yesterday I read an article on The Ladders website written by Debra Donston-Miller. The article was discussing the difficulties of the older applicant in the job search market. According to Donston-Miller, “Job seekers in their 50s may be stereotyped as counting the days to retirement or running up health-insurance costs.” I personally took offense to this comment (being a true boomer!), but in checking with our team, they all agreed with the writer.
Sports Psychology for Business Slumps
Cathy Frost / firstname.lastname@example.org
In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal there is a great article on the relationship between business slumps and sports slumps. It talks about famous sports heroes that utilize a variety of mental tools to get them out of a slump. I thought this is so relevant in today’s economy…I think we all have questioned our techniques and methods and in many cases second-guessed ourselves into a bad place.
I have been attempting to learn the game of golf. I have worked hard on the game, taking lessons, practicing and actually playing. The last several times I have played I have not done well, and I really began to lose confidence in my ability or desire to ever learn the game. Well…Wednesday night I had a golf lesson and my instructor -- who happens to be incredible -- corrected my swing and really worked with me, and she was able to give me back my confidence. I am looking forward to getting out on the golf course this weekend!
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